Draper Truck Accidents Attorney Serving Utah
A Truck Driver’s Negligence Shouldn’t Cost You
An accident between a semi-truck and a smaller vehicle will most likely result in catastrophic or fatal injuries to the driver and passenger of the smaller vehicle, because of the size and mass of the truck. Truck drivers are required to follow rules laid out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as well as their trucking companies. If they don’t follow these rules, you can bear the brunt of their negligence.
At Coulter & Tateoka, our Draper lawyers have successfully handled many truck accident cases. We have seen the life-changing injuries many of our clients have sustained, and it inspires us to fight harder for the compensation they deserve. Our experienced trial attorneys have helped our Utah clients obtain millions of dollars in compensation.
Common Causes Of A Tractor-Trailer Crash
Truck drivers in Madison, Milwaukee and throughout the state are frequently pushed by their companies or by themselves to disregard the guidelines the NHTSA put in place for their safety as well as the safety of others on the road. Ignoring these rules can lead to:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Improper maintenance
- Poorly loaded or secured cargo
Any of these issues can cause a serious accident. The truck driver will probably walk away unharmed. You and your passengers may not.
As soon as a truck accident occurs, the truck driver calls it into his or her trucking company. Shortly after that, the trucking company or its insurance carrier sends a representative out to the accident scene to mitigate as much damage as possible. This can include finding ways to blame you for the accident.
You need equally aggressive representation. We work with accident recreation experts, when necessary, to determine who is actually at fault. We also consult with medical experts and financial professionals to calculate the full cost of your injuries. Our negotiating position is stronger when we present the insurance adjuster with a complete picture of the damages.
In many cases, we are able to resolve your case through a satisfactory settlement. If not, we have no hesitation in going to court.
Strong Representation When You Need It Most
Call our offices in Draper at 801-501-0321 or toll free at (866) 769-2859 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. You don’t pay attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you.